Friday, January 19, 2018

Birds of a feather...

...well, you know the saying! 

SU! has some great bird stamps right now.  And, that's this week's Sisters In Stamping theme!

I love to watch the birds outside as they eat from one of my many feeders.  They are all so beautiful. 

When trying to decide which stamp set to use, I had a really hard time!  I had some ideas rolling around in my bird brain, but this is what I eventually came up with.  I have to admit that I don't love it, but I didn't have the time or energy to start all over.  So, this is it:





I'm sorry the image is not so good either.  I must have not been very steady while taking the picture!

I used the Swirly Scribble Thinlits to create the tree and leaves.  I doubled up the Chocolate Chip paper before running it through the Big Shot and didn't take apart the cut pieces.  I liked the look of the texture it gives.  I popped up the leaves using the mini dimensionals.

I colored in the birdhouse and bird from the stamp set using my markers.  I stamped my sentiment and bird and then cut them out using the banners punch.  I adhered everything and it was done!

Check out the other bird projects here.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Last Minute Christmas Project

Need a little last minute Christmas gift?  Well, how about one of these?






This is a little stamping box full of love.  Well, not really - but it is practical!  On the outside, I've slipped in a piece of Delightful Daisy DSP that I decorated with die cut flowers, leaves, and a butterfly.  I also stamped the sentiment and die cut it and a matching framed piece using the oval dies.  I used the Glitter Enamel Dots for the center of the flowers and on the body of the butterfly.

 Inside, I created a little folder on the bottom of the left side and decorated it to match the outside.  I adhered a sticky notepad with this cute purse that matches the colors from the DSP. 

 On the right side, I adhered a little 2018 calendar above a notepad and pen that I used some more matching DSP on.
This was a relatively quick and easy project once I decided on the DSP and colors for the flowers and butterflies.  I think it will make a nice little gift for someone as well!

Want to see what the other ladies created?  Check out their projects here!

Thanks for looking and have a great week!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Quick & Easy Party Favor - For Christmas

Today's SIS theme is "quick and easy party favor"

I love to cover things with DSP and decorate them.  So, that's exactly what I did for my creation.  I grabbed a kraft rounded box I bought at one of the craft stores and covered it with some Be Merry DSP.  I love this DSP - can you tell?  ;)

Here is kind of an angled-from-the-top view.

 I covered the base and the edge of the lid with matching paper.  I then used a die to cut the scalloped round piece for the top of the lid.  I then stamped the sentiment, cut it out using the oval dies, and finished it off with some punched out bows and pearls.
 I punched out the bow pieces and put it together so I could adhere to the front of the box. 
Here is a better picture of the top of the lid.

I'll be able to use this for a gift or a favor box full of chocolates!  It was quick and easy and perfect for a little something for Christmas!

Check out the other party favors here.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, December 1, 2017

A Gift Card Holder Card

With Christmas right around the corner, it's always nice to have gift cards on the ready!  Why not do double duty and use the card as the gift card holder too?  That's just what I've done for this week's Sisters In Stamping theme of gift card holder.





I've made some before, but I always put the gift card holder on the inside of the card.  This time, I chose to put it on the outside of the card!

I used one of my little dollar store frames, covered it with DSP, die cut a matching DSP stocking, and put it all together! 

It was quick and easy and I know I'll be able to use this!

Check out the other gift card holders here.

Thanks for looking and have a great day :)

Friday, November 24, 2017

A little inspiration!

This week's SIS challenge was to create something using this picture as inspiration in honor of Black Friday.





It's country elegance to me - so happy and nice :()

I had an idea that was just not working, so I scrapped it and started all over again.  I thought I should go simpler!  So, I grabbed the cardstock in Whisper White, Basic Black, and Daffodil Delight.  I then started looking at my dies and it came to me - the Detailed Floral Framelit!

And this is what I created:



I wanted to really showcase the Black, set off by the white with just a hint of the Daffodil Delight.  I even got to use my new ribbon.  It's so shimmery and beautiful!  I added a couple Pearls to the flowers and was done.  I love it!  That framelit is really great.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day shopping and having fun!

Check out the other creations here.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Thankful

This week, the Sisters In Stamping are all truly thankful for many reasons and wanted to create projects around this word.  Check out the other creations here.

I'm truly thankful for so many things:  Family, Friends, Health, Love, Hobbies, Job, and the list goes on and on.  I know I have a lot to be thankful for and as I get older, I realize I need to remember that each and every day.

Since next week is Thanksgiving, I decided to make a Thanksgiving card. 





This is the card I made.  The leaves are mostly all turned here in Virginia and many have fallen to the ground.  But, it is beautiful with the Fall colors.  So, I grabbed my Lovely As A Tree set and chose this image.  I used my Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso markers and colored in the image.  I then stamped on to Very Vanilla cardstock.  I did the same to the little leaf stamp and cut them out with scissors.  I stamped the sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set using Cajun Craze.  I pulled the same color cardstock and found the triangular piece of Cajun Craze and decided to use it!  I punched out the sentiment and Crushed Curry using the Duet Banner punch.  I just got this new Copper Trim ribbon and knew I had to use it.  It's so pretty and shiny!!!  I then adhered everything and was done.  Thankful to have completed it ;)

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. 

Friday, November 10, 2017

"K" is for...

Happy Friday!

This week's theme for the Sisters In Stamping is to create a project that is monogrammed or personalized.  I knew I wanted to make a set of note cards.

Each year, my mom's friend makes me a pumpkin roll.  She knows I love any kind of pumpkiny goodness and it is always a welcome treat once we hit Fall!

So, I decided to make her a set of note cards with her first name's initial.  The funny thing is, my mom's first name also starts with a "K" and so does my younger niece's!  I didn't realize how many people I knew had "K" names!

Anyway, I started with the In Color Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper.  I then pulled the matching solid cardstock and started die cutting the letter "K" and shapes from the Eastern Medallions thinlits.  I tried different combinations until I came up with these.  I ended up making two sets (yes, Ma, you are going to get one too! 💗 you!).

Here are what some of the cards look like. 


Here are the other two cards with the matching envelopes I created.

And here is what the set looks like packaged in a clear box with matching ribbon. 


These were really easy to create once I had all of the pieces die cut.  I like the simplicity of them too.

Thank you for looking and have a wonderful day and weekend!  Check out the other personalized and monogrammed projects here.